Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on December 6, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
KRISTA LITTLE HEAD, a 27-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. She is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, LITTLE HEAD faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, and 4 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The defendant pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.